Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A vintage wedding with Artistic Etchings

A vintage moment usually means nodding off gently in front of the telly at 10pm - but not today! No, I have been inspired by the latest challenge at Make My Monday to create a vintage-style card using brown, cream and either blue or pink. And I managed to prevent myself from reaching for my beloved French Foliage too (well, nearly...!) Come and have a look:


I had enormous fun making this card with Artistic Etchings, a beautiful set that I don't use often enough.
I used Confetti Cream for the panel, to add to the aged effect, and mounted it on a Very Vanilla card base. The starting point was clear embossing the script and then layering the other images over the top using shades of brown. But hang on a second, I hear you say - there IS no script stamp in that set! I know (hanging head in shame), but French Foliage was there on my desk and it seemed so perfect...


Okay - moving swiftly on - do you like the ribbon treatment? My cropadile was on my desk too and it seemed like a good idea to weave the ribbon through some holes. This is seam binding in gorgeous Baja Breeze which is perfect for vintage styling - or anything else come to that!


Here's a close-up of some of the details - distressed and sponged edges, curled corner (I stamped the other side of the curl with the script image), the broken images stamped over the embossed script - it's a little hard to see that actually. Let's zoom in a bit:


Can you see it now? You can see the Amour sentiment better in this photo too and those beautiful flowers! They were stamped with the little border detail image in the Artistic Etchings set and cut out with one of the flower punches in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack - these little punches are SO useful. The centres were stamped again, punched out with the large hole on my cropadile, glued onto the flower base and finished with a tiny pearl.


Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, French Foliage
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze 
Card stock: Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla
Other: Baja Breeze seam binding, Itty Bitty Shapes punch packbasic pearls
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I seem to have written a small novel today! Sorry about that and thank you for bearing with me. And, while I'm on the subject of thanks, it's that time of year in the UK when our thoughts turn to thanking our wonderful teachers for all that they do, so do pop back tomorrow when I shall be making one in three minutes! Hope to see you then,

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Vicky I realy love the muted tones and the curled paper. I've had a quick scan through the mini cataloque... I was sorely tempted!
    Sue :)

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  2. Beautiful card-I just love that Eiffel Tower!

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  3. Wow wow wow i just love this card its beautifull Luv Sue x

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  4. Gorgeous card, love the subtle colours, great stamping and flowers too, Gay xxx

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  5. WOW this is very stylish and elegant and all with stamps too - I am well impressed and inspired! Can't wait to try this out. Polly x

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  6. Oh yes Vicky . . . VERY artistic. A terrific vintage style card.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  7. I was really wishing I had this set for this challenge Vicky! Your card is gorgeous and perfect for the Make My Monday challenge - thanks for joining in again - Jacqueline xx.

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  8. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! You've done an amazing job creating this :)

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  9. Beautiful .... so tasteful! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne

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  10. Hi Vicky,
    This is very vintage, and very beautiful!! I love the rolled back corner and the threaded ribbon is the perfect touch! x

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  11. ooo love the little details...the turned back corner,threaded ribbon, little flowers..all make it a wonderful card Vicky :)
    Jenny x

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  12. Hi vicky
    Gorgeous card....love it... very Romantic.....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  13. Beautiful card. Love it, A xx

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  14. That is beautiful! I lveo the little flowers and the intricate Eiffel tower stamp

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  15. This is gorgeous! I love the Old World look and feel of it. The turned down corner and the blue ribbon really makes the card.

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  16. A beautiful, vintage card Vicky. Weaving the ribbon through the card is a nice touch. And that bow! I consider myself to be bow-challenged so I'm a huge fan of a wonderfully tied one!

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  17. This is a stunning card, Vicky, and like all the other commentators I love the colour scheme.

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  18. Fabulous, I love the images and subtle shades of your card.

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  19. Beautiful and stylish as always Mrs I take my hat of ( well I would if I had one ) splendid work.

    Marir

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  20. Fabulous, it fits in so well with the theme at Make My Monday, thanks again for your following. I too love the subtle shades and the soft distressing touch. Good idea with the ribbon. Caz

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  21. A gorgeous card, so different, but beautiful

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  22. This is just beautiful Vicky. Love the background and the French theme and the little flowers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in my Make My Monday Vintage Colour Theme challenge and good luck.
    Fliss x

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  23. I do not have much success with the vintage look, but you do it so well! Love that ribbon treatment at the bottom -- and the seam binding is perfect for that. As usual, great card!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x